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Hi guys, I have a spare m40b16 out of one of my old cars sat about gathering dust, and I was wondering if anyone knows whether an m42/m44 head would fit onto this? I don't know why but I've always thought that having a 1.6 16v in an older car seems more retro than something more like 6 pot swaps etc... Albeit, I've always wanted a 205 gti 1.6 16v so that could be where this idea stems from!

So what I have is a spare E30 saloon without an engine (where my m40 came from) So just wondered if anyone knows?

Cheers folks!
 

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I guess the only issue I could think of is due to the M40 being Belt driven and the M42 being Chain driven

This site explains a bit:
M42 - E30 Zone Wiki

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Perfect! Cheers for the info, I can get access to a machine shop to solve the case of where I would run the cam through for a belt pulley, but would have to see about sorting something for a cam before I bother.

Cheers again!
 
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